Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12,738 17,714 23,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.11% 12.58% 14.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.52% 44.08% 46.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,879 15,263 20,386
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 30,680 40,187 50,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.77% 28.54% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25,411 33,297 42,378
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +8.25% +2.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 5,148 £60,000 +4.35% 679
South East 0 2,872 £45,000 - 549
North of England -2 1,997 £44,000 +3.53% 654
Midlands -1 1,214 £42,500 +6.25% 373
North West -2 1,124 £44,500 -1.11% 371
South West -5 819 £42,500 +3.66% 249
Yorkshire -2 780 £44,000 +4.76% 232
West Midlands 0 742 £45,000 +12.50% 215
East of England -2 679 £45,000 - 207
East Midlands -2 470 £40,000 - 157
North East -6 94 £37,500 -6.25% 51
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 6,562 (51.52%) SQL
2 6,554 (51.45%) C#
3 6,521 (51.19%) .NET
4 5,210 (40.90%) Microsoft
5 4,724 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
6 4,211 (33.06%) Azure
7 3,852 (30.24%) JavaScript
8 3,687 (28.94%) ASP.NET
9 3,307 (25.96%) MVC
10 2,869 (22.52%) Finance
11 2,653 (20.83%) Windows
12 2,619 (20.56%) HTML
13 2,404 (18.87%) CSS
14 2,317 (18.19%) AngularJS
15 2,062 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 2,045 (16.05%) T-SQL
17 2,034 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
18 2,033 (15.96%) .NET Framework
19 1,872 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
20 1,868 (14.66%) AWS
21 1,858 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 1,811 (14.22%) Scrum
23 1,706 (13.39%) TDD
24 1,676 (13.16%) Oracle
25 1,636 (12.84%) .NET Core
26 1,635 (12.84%) DevOps
27 1,608 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 1,491 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
29 1,434 (11.26%) Web Services
30 1,378 (10.82%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 765 (6.01%) IIS
2 651 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 436 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
4 336 (2.64%) MS Exchange
5 224 (1.76%) CMS
6 189 (1.48%) Apache
7 175 (1.37%) Confluence
8 149 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 137 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 132 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 123 (0.97%) Skype for Business
12 106 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 102 (0.80%) EPiServer
14 97 (0.76%) Umbraco
15 78 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 74 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
17 67 (0.53%) JBoss
18 64 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
19 63 (0.49%) SAS
20 44 (0.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 516 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 434 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 88 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 21 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.063%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.055%) SPSS
10 5 (0.039%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.031%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.024%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.024%) CATIA
12 3 (0.024%) FileZilla
12 3 (0.024%) InDesign
12 3 (0.024%) Sketch
12 3 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 275 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 108 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 23 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 22 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 20 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 20 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.14%) Salerio
10 17 (0.13%) Elite 3E
11 14 (0.11%) Sage 200
12 13 (0.10%) Endur
13 12 (0.094%) Markit EDM
14 11 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
15 10 (0.079%) GoldMine
15 10 (0.079%) Magento
15 10 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
16 9 (0.071%) SAP ERP
17 8 (0.063%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4,211 (33.06%) Azure
2 1,868 (14.66%) AWS
3 1,180 (9.26%) Power Platform
4 685 (5.38%) Office 365
5 512 (4.02%) SaaS
6 284 (2.23%) PaaS
7 258 (2.03%) GCP
8 205 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
9 194 (1.52%) IaaS
10 160 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 160 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 150 (1.18%) GitHub
12 149 (1.17%) Serverless
13 138 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 94 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 68 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 59 (0.46%) Azure Functions
17 57 (0.45%) Azure Stack
18 55 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
18 55 (0.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 419 (3.29%) Firewall
2 394 (3.09%) DNS
3 312 (2.45%) Internet
4 305 (2.39%) DHCP
5 294 (2.31%) SAN
6 271 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 162 (1.27%) LAN
8 154 (1.21%) WAN
9 148 (1.16%) VPN
10 107 (0.84%) HTTP
10 107 (0.84%) VLAN
10 107 (0.84%) VoIP
11 96 (0.75%) NAS
12 82 (0.64%) Skype
13 65 (0.51%) SSL
14 61 (0.48%) Intranet
15 57 (0.45%) Wireless
16 54 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
17 51 (0.40%) NetScaler
18 45 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,858 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,608 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,378 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1,135 (8.91%) Power BI
5 996 (7.82%) Relational Database
6 984 (7.72%) MySQL
7 971 (7.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 882 (6.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 728 (5.72%) NoSQL
10 670 (5.26%) MongoDB
11 656 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 565 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
13 527 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 398 (3.12%) RDBMS
15 362 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
16 356 (2.79%) Big Data
17 323 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
18 320 (2.51%) Data Lake
19 301 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 261 (2.05%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 1,337 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 994 (7.80%) Visual Studio
3 724 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 490 (3.85%) JIRA
5 347 (2.72%) Jenkins
6 333 (2.61%) Selenium
7 313 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 278 (2.18%) NUnit
9 262 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 198 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 188 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 167 (1.31%) Subversion
13 162 (1.27%) SpecFlow
14 113 (0.89%) Maven
15 112 (0.88%) Cucumber
16 108 (0.85%) WebDriver
17 104 (0.82%) SoapUI
18 94 (0.74%) JUnit
19 87 (0.68%) MSTest
20 86 (0.68%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,869 (22.52%) Finance
2 571 (4.48%) Retail
3 502 (3.94%) Banking
4 342 (2.68%) Marketing
5 299 (2.35%) Games
6 285 (2.24%) Legal
7 269 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 243 (1.91%) Public Sector
9 226 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 225 (1.77%) Front Office
11 177 (1.39%) Law
12 129 (1.01%) Back Office
13 114 (0.89%) Advertising
14 108 (0.85%) Electronics
15 93 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 84 (0.66%) Automotive
17 59 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 56 (0.44%) Publishing
19 51 (0.40%) German Language
20 46 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7,115 (55.86%) Developer
2 3,030 (23.79%) .NET Developer
3 2,363 (18.55%) C# Developer
4 1,503 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,291 (10.14%) Analyst
6 1,253 (9.84%) Senior Developer
7 1,169 (9.18%) Software Developer
8 971 (7.62%) SQL Developer
9 657 (5.16%) DBA
10 584 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 546 (4.29%) Software Engineer
12 511 (4.01%) Architect
13 493 (3.87%) Administrator
14 476 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
15 467 (3.67%) Junior
16 462 (3.63%) SQL DBA
17 457 (3.59%) Applications Support
18 439 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 432 (3.39%) C# Software Developer
19 432 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,521 (51.19%) .NET
2 3,687 (28.94%) ASP.NET
3 2,619 (20.56%) HTML
4 2,404 (18.87%) CSS
5 2,317 (18.19%) AngularJS
6 2,062 (16.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2,033 (15.96%) .NET Framework
8 1,872 (14.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,636 (12.84%) .NET Core
10 1,434 (11.26%) Web Services
11 1,289 (10.12%) jQuery
12 1,211 (9.51%) Entity Framework
13 1,133 (8.89%) React
14 945 (7.42%) REST
15 860 (6.75%) XML
16 817 (6.41%) RESTful
17 769 (6.04%) Node.js
18 768 (6.03%) WCF
19 751 (5.90%) HTML5
20 584 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,177 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 836 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 464 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 403 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 310 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 296 (2.32%) User Experience
7 270 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 264 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 232 (1.82%) Clustering
10 211 (1.66%) Replication
11 148 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 118 (0.93%) Reinsurance
13 111 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 91 (0.71%) Algorithms
14 91 (0.71%) NHS
15 90 (0.71%) Derivative
15 90 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 89 (0.70%) Public Cloud
17 84 (0.66%) Driving Licence
18 79 (0.62%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2,653 (20.83%) Windows
2 1,146 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 984 (7.72%) Linux
4 351 (2.76%) Unix
5 329 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 252 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 251 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 208 (1.63%) Android
9 172 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 159 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 76 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 70 (0.55%) VMS
13 63 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 58 (0.46%) Solaris
15 51 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (0.32%) CentOS
17 27 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 24 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
19 13 (0.10%) Ubuntu
20 12 (0.094%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,724 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3,307 (25.96%) MVC
3 2,034 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
4 1,811 (14.22%) Scrum
5 1,706 (13.39%) TDD
6 1,635 (12.84%) DevOps
7 1,491 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
8 1,233 (9.68%) ETL
9 1,151 (9.04%) Software Engineering
10 998 (7.83%) Web Development
11 981 (7.70%) OO
12 977 (7.67%) Microservices
13 945 (7.42%) Analytics
14 940 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
15 879 (6.90%) BDD
16 820 (6.44%) SDLC
17 760 (5.97%) Web Application Development
18 759 (5.96%) Mentoring
19 744 (5.84%) ITIL
20 725 (5.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6,562 (51.52%) SQL
2 6,554 (51.45%) C#
3 3,852 (30.24%) JavaScript
4 2,045 (16.05%) T-SQL
5 1,035 (8.13%) Java
6 1,018 (7.99%) PowerShell
7 956 (7.51%) Python
8 623 (4.89%) TypeScript
9 548 (4.30%) VB.NET
10 412 (3.23%) PHP
11 328 (2.57%) VB
12 296 (2.32%) Ruby
13 275 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 219 (1.72%) VBA
15 216 (1.70%) Bash Shell
16 200 (1.57%) C++
17 158 (1.24%) R
18 157 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 132 (1.04%) Perl
20 128 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,312 (10.30%) Degree
2 495 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 408 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 250 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 179 (1.41%) MCSE
6 155 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 140 (1.10%) MCSA
8 128 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 117 (0.92%) MCP
10 109 (0.86%) CCNA
11 76 (0.60%) ISTQB
12 67 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (0.36%) ISEB
13 46 (0.36%) MCSD
14 41 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
16 37 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 35 (0.27%) Master's Degree
18 34 (0.27%) MCTS
19 33 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 499 (3.92%) QA
2 253 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 253 (1.99%) SLA
3 159 (1.25%) GDPR
4 122 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.19%) GAAP
9 17 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 13 (0.10%) PMO
11 12 (0.094%) MiFID
12 8 (0.063%) COBIT
12 8 (0.063%) EMIR
13 6 (0.047%) IFRS
13 6 (0.047%) NIST
14 5 (0.039%) NCSC
14 5 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.031%) HL7
15 4 (0.031%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,101 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 589 (4.62%) Docker
3 518 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 361 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 145 (1.14%) vSphere
6 142 (1.11%) XenApp
7 123 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 67 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.34%) HDFS
11 41 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (0.24%) Firmware
12 31 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 27 (0.21%) Terminal Server
15 25 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.11%) KVM
17 12 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 10 (0.079%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 347 (2.72%) Kubernetes
2 257 (2.02%) SCCM
3 197 (1.55%) Ansible
4 161 (1.26%) Terraform
5 142 (1.11%) Puppet
6 130 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 79 (0.62%) SCOM
8 55 (0.43%) WSUS
9 52 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 49 (0.38%) Kibana
11 48 (0.38%) Backup Exec
11 48 (0.38%) Nagios
12 40 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 37 (0.29%) Packer
14 35 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
15 32 (0.25%) vCenter Server
16 26 (0.20%) Grafana
17 22 (0.17%) Automic
18 20 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 20 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5,210 (40.90%) Microsoft
2 1,676 (13.16%) Oracle
3 783 (6.15%) VMware
4 535 (4.20%) Tableau
5 345 (2.71%) SAP
6 339 (2.66%) Citrix
7 256 (2.01%) Google
8 238 (1.87%) Cisco
9 204 (1.60%) IBM
10 199 (1.56%) Xamarin
11 169 (1.33%) HP
12 157 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 138 (1.08%) Veeam
14 122 (0.96%) Cognos
15 121 (0.95%) Sybase
16 116 (0.91%) Sitecore
17 111 (0.87%) Teradata
18 110 (0.86%) Dell
19 103 (0.81%) Informatica
20 98 (0.77%) Alteryx